I’ve always thought that Greenslade were criminally underrated as a Prog band. And I’m as guilty as anybody who simply didn’t listen to them because they eschewed the guitar in their music for the most part. Eventually, having already heard some of their music on FM radio, I decided to give their catalog the listen they deserved. They were great. My bad. Unfortunately, Greenslade only released four albums during their short 1973-1975 existence. At least we have those.

On July 2, Esoteric Recordings will pack them all into a 4CD Box set, Temple Songs The Albums 1973-1975. This box will feature new remasters of the four albums of Greenslade released during their first tenure during the ’70s. The clamshell box will also contain a new booklet with new notes and an essay along with a collectible fold-out poster. There are no bonus tracks included.

Temple Songs The Albums 1973-1975Greenslade

CD1 (Greenslade – 1973)
01 Feathered Friends
02 An English Western
03 Drowning Man
04 Temple Song
05 Melange
06 What Are You Doin’ To Me
07 Sundance

CD2 (Bedside Manners Are Extra – 1973)
01 Bedside Manners Are Extra
02 Pilgrim’s Progress
03 Time To Dream
04 Drum Folk
05 Sunkissed You’re Not
06 Chalk Hill

CD3 (Spyglass Guest – 1974)
01 Sprit Of The Dance
02 Little Red Fry Up
03 Rainbow
04 Siam Seesaw
05 Joie De Vivre
06 Red Light
07 Melancholic Race
08 Theme For An Imaginary Western

CD4 (Time And Tide – 1975)
01 Animal Farm
02 Newsworth
03 Time
04 Tide
05 Catalan
06 The Flattery Stakes
07 Waltz For A Fallen Idol
08 The Ass’s Ears
09 Doldrums
10 Gangsters

By MARowe